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Mosby’s Rangers Shall Ride Again
Colonel John S. Mosby and his Rangers plagued the Union supply and communication lines during the Civil War to such effect, many thought Mosby didn’t even exist at all — he was a myth. A tall story. A boogeyman. Union soldiers could find no evidence of him even being real.
The three Virginian counties he operated in, which were primarily Union supply and communication lines were known as Mosby’s Confederacy. Union commanders believed he had thousands of Calvary at his back, but his partisan operations were often done with only a couple hundred.
After Robert E Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate soldiers were all offered parole — all of them except Colonel John S. Mosby. That’s how much hatred and fear he seared into the minds of those he terrorized in the North. There was much fear that Mosby wouldn’t surrender, that he and his Rangers would be guerrillas. But some six months after Lee, Mosby surrendered, one of the last Confederates to do so.
The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby is a must read.
Modern society goes out of its way to demonize anything related to the holy grail of racism with disinformation and ignorance. The mobs fuel their rage through subjects they know nothing about. The North for example believed Mosby shouldn’t have been paroled. He should have been hanged.
But Mosby himself also believed slavery should be outlawed. He fought for the Confederacy because he was fighting to protect his family, friends, and state, not to uphold slavery. Mosby fought for his mother, Virginia.
After the Civil War he became a good friend of Ulysses S Grant and even sparked the rage of the South by voting for Grant to become president. The South had adored Mosby up to that point and this was seen as a deep betrayal. There’s much to learn from Colonel Mosby that the left will throw aside because he fought on the wrong side.
The value of reading Mosby is too high to be ignored. Much of the media put out today is made to virtue signal transBIPOCalphabet soy groups at the expense of actual men. This type of media is boring and far from believable.
Recently, I’ve got more lessons from and enjoyed the stories from men of power and adventure. How powerful and exciting is it to read about Ernst Junger rescuing his brother in the middle of a battle in The Great War? Or Peter Kemp doing everything he can to get into World War II and finding himself take part in the first Special Forces operations?
You want to hear about men like you doing great things. For Americans who have been too long separated from their history, there’s no better time than now to reconnect with our proud heritage. Many of these “Americans” who like to trash on the founders or the Confederacy to virtue signal have blood that didn’t entire the United States until after World War II.
Mosby went beyond his rank, he didn’t just do his job, but he looked for openings to forward the Southern Cause. This he called being a partisan. Partisan held a different meaning during the Civil War. To be a partisan was to be a guerrilla.
Many at the time didn’t respect partisan warfare. To be called a guerrilla was to be insulted. But Mosby didn’t take offense to the term. He believed everything he did was as a soldier and within the rules of war at the time. He forced Union armies to commit so many troops to their rear to protect against Mosby’s Rangers, he kept the Confederacy in the game longer.
I propose that the men on our side today take up a similar kind of PARTISAN WARFARE. There’s much Civil War and secession talk today though we’re in less of a position to win then the Confederates were.
If this is a battle you truly want to win, you must engage in partisan operations against the enemy. You must become — as Mosby did — a nightmare in the minds of your enemies. A tall tale, a scary story. But also, you must be the force hitting the leviathan where it’s weakest. Starving it of supplies and communication.
Your actions should devastate the leviathan without presenting the enemy with opportunity to counterattack. This is war, but not by the means most on the dissident right want to engage in. They want pitched battles with opportunities for honor and glory.
What is actually needed though is culture, friendships, and brotherhoods. Real relationships with the people in your communities as well as the complete and utter discrediting of the regime and its propaganda.
Mosby’s Rangers Shall Ride Again
Mosby and his men damn near supplied the Confederacy. They took food, clothing, arms, and horses to send back to the armies. The Union blockade prevented supply and trade in the South. The South was no where near as industrialized as the North.
Men like Mosby or Nathan Bedford Forrest not only did their jobs, they took care of their men like family. Many flocked to fight under them because they knew they would get their chance for honor, glory, and adventure.
These men made their commands better than when they found them. Mosby had his Rangers in the very best Union gear and arms. You must adopt this kind of mindset if you hope to leave any mark on this world.
What makes you think you’ll win another Civil War if you can’t get men to follow you? If you can’t find the path to succeed under the current conditions, you aren’t going to do anything of worth. Excel in the life the gods have provided for you and make the lives of those around you better because of you. This is where powerful resistance will rise from.
Mosby was known as the Gray Ghost during the war. He’d ravage the supply lines, intercept valuable communications, and rout superior forces. All while the Union wasn’t sure the man existed at all. At one point, there was a $5,000 bounty put on his head. This doesn’t seem like a big number now, but think in terms of the value of the dollar during the Civil War era(over a hundred thousand dollar bounty).
Master the space around you and everything better than you found it.